Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Birth control 79 36
Endometriosis 30 9
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 17 7
Irregular menstrual periods 9 4
Hormonal imbalance 7 3
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder 7 6

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 11
Moderate 13
Mild 19
None 53

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 7
Nausea 5
Migraine 3
Migraine headaches 3
Mood swings 3
Sex drive (libido) decreased 3

Show all 46 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Dosage Patients
20 mcg-1 mg daily 8
1 mixed daily 3
0.02-1 mg daily 2
1 mixed monthly 2
30 mcg-1.5 mg daily 2
35 mcg-1 mg daily 2
daily 2
0.01-1 mg daily 1
0.5-1 mg daily 1
1 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 26
Other 23
Side effects too severe 21
Did not seem to work 17
Expense 11
Personal research 9
Change in health plan coverage 8
Course of treatment ended 7
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Duration

Currently taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 6

Stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 20
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 23
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 82
Usually 11
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 15
Not at all hard to take 72
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 4
$25-49 9
< $25 56
Not specified 26

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 2
Levonorgestrel (Mirena) 2
Conjugated estrogens-medroxyprogesterone (Prempro) 1
Esterified estrogen-methyltestosterone (Estratest) 1
Estrogen derivative (Premarin) 1

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Levonorgestrel (Mirena) 4
Ethinyl estradiol-levonorgestrel (Seasonique) 3
Drospirenone-ethinyl estradiol (Yaz) 2
Ethinyl estradiol-desogestrel (Apri) 2
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 2

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching to

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8 patient evaluations for Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

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motherg00se
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motherg00se
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 54
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

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Aug 28, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Birth control)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Endometriosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mcg-1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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sandyjc
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sandyjc
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Apr 1, 2012 (Started May 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mcg-1 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 13, 2008 (Started May 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mcg-1 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 28, 2008 (Started May 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mcg-1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I needed a more steady and even-flow of estrogen to help with irritability symptons two weeks prior to my menstrual cycle.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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burrwarren
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burrwarren
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: severe
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Feb 1, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support hormone balance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mcg-1 mg Daily

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